George Whiteside

August 5, 2016 by Laura Gomez


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Name: George Whitesde
Age: 59
Birthday: 01/22/56
College: OCAD

Favorite Book: Lolita

Favorite Movie: Blade Runner

Favorite Food: Grilled Lambchops

Favorite Quote: Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

For how long have been in photography? Since I was around 8.

How did you start? I was given a Polaroid camera as a child.

How would you define yourself as an artist? Curious creative collector

Where do you find inspiration? Exploring the world.

Is Brainstorming not the only creative method use to create new concepts? No sometimes things just happen, recognizing them is key.

Please could you tell us about photography and digital technology?

I’m happy to have lived in both worlds, it was interesting to go through a transition that will never happen again. I loved film but am enjoying the freedom and endless possibilities of digital.

What type of camera do you use most? Canon Mark III 5D.

What is your favorite lens? Canon Macro 100mm 2.8

What has been your most memorable assignment and why?

Travelling to India to start a book about hair all over the world with a friend. The book never happened but we had an amazing time exploring a beautiful country.

What are your favourite three images you have shot recently? All of my beautiful daughter.

How important is an awesome website for your business? Not very important, maybe it’s not awesome though.

What’s the most important quality a photographer needs to have? Focus.

Which of your projects has given you the most satisfaction? Making my own art.

List of your clients? Almost every major magazine and fashion retailer in Canada.

Who are the photographer’s you admire the most? Man Ray, Irving Penn, Miroslav Tichy,

What about architects and designers? Tadao Ando, Frank Gehry, Karim Rashid.